Tag Archives: Great Depression of 1930s

A Log House Life in Wedgwood in the 1930s

The Reese brothers, Fred and Albert, grew up in a German-speaking farm community in Minnesota in the 1880s. It was a hard-working life with limited opportunities, and the boys’ formal education ended at the eighth grade. From then on they … Continue reading

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Albert Balch, Part Two: Finding a Career in the 1930s

Albert Balch, developer of the View Ridge and Wedgwood neighborhoods of northeast Seattle, did not start out to work in real estate.  As many college grads do, at first Balch struggled to find a suitable career. Albert Balch graduated from … Continue reading

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Morningside Heights in Wedgwood: Prohibition, the Great Depression, and Walter S. Wood

This is the second article about the life of Walter S. Wood, an early resident of Morningside Heights in Wedgwood. In 1927 Walter Wood turned forty years old and he was going full-steam ahead with all of his varied businesses … Continue reading

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